Trump: Private Border Wall 'Was Only Done to Make Me Look Bad'


President Trump says the construction of a privately-funded border wall at the U. S.-Mexico border was done to make him “look bad.”

In a post on Sunday, Trump said he “disagreed with doing” a “very small (tiny) section of wall” by a group known as We Build the Wall, which raised at least $25 million from Americans wanting to help construct a border wall to reduce illegal immigration and drug trafficking.

A portion of the privately-funded border wall, constructed in just weeks along the Rio Grande Valley of southern Texas, is under scrutiny for its effectiveness — prompting an engineering inspection to review whether the constructed barrier is eroding.

We Build the Wall officials have said they contributed $1.5 million towards the privately built border wall project in the Rio Grande Valley region. Defenders have touted U. S. Border Patrol chiefs praising the project’s effectiveness.

Trump wrote in response to the news:

I disagreed with doing this very small (tiny) section of wall, in a tricky area, by a private group which raised money by ads. It was only done to make me look bad, and perhsps it now doesn’t even work. Should have been built like rest of Wall, 500 plus miles.

The International Boundary and Water Commission and the National Butterfly Center have sued over the construction of the privately-funded border wall.

Assistant U. S. Attorney Eric Paxton Warner said engineers are looking at four ... (Read more)

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